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grampus

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noun gram·pus \ˈgram-pəs\

Definition of grampus

  1. 1 :  a dolphin (Grampus griseus) of temperate and tropical seas; also :  any of various small cetaceans

  2. 2 :  the giant whip scorpion (Mastigoproctus giganteus) of the southern United States



Origin and Etymology of grampus

alteration of Middle English graspey, grapay, from Anglo-French graspeis, from gras fat (from Latin crassus) + peis fish, from Latin piscis — more at crass, fish


First Known Use: circa 1529

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